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Marcell Bakonyi

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Già d’insolito ardore   Mustafà / Italiana in Algeri

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Madamina, il catalogo  Leporello / Don Giovanni

Mustafà

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Vecchia zimarra        Colline / La bohème

Mustafà

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Schweig!   Kaspar /Der Freischutz

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Marcell Bakonyi was born in Győr, Hungary. He studied voice at the Leo-Weiner Conservatory of Music in Budapest, and at the Hochschule für Musik in Stuttgart, Germany with Professor Julia Hamari where he also attended classes in Lieder singing. He won the International Competition Rolando Nicolosi, Rome and received a Special Price at Marcello Giordani Competition, Catania.

He has been a member of the ensemble of Staatstheater Nürnberg since 2015/16, with roles such as Leporello in Don GiovanniMustafàin L’Italiana in Algeri and Huascar in Les Indes Galantes.

Recent operatic engagements include: Antinoo in Il ritorno d'Ulisseat Innsbrucker Festwochen der Alten Musik; Colline in La Bohème with Den Norske Opera in Oslo, Masetto in Don Giovanni  and Mustafà inL'Italiana in Algeri with Hungarian State Opera, Bluebeard’s Castle with Miskolc Opera Festival, Die Zauberflöte with Macerata Opera Festival.

Among his future engagements: Porgy and Bess (Porgy), La fanciulla del West (Ashby), La bohème (Colline), Simon Boccanegra (Pietro), L'italiana in Algeri (Mustafà), Così fan tutte (Don Alfonso) in Budapest.

At the beginning of his career Marcell was member of the ensemble at Theater Heidelberg, from 2008 to 2009 he was a member of the Zürich Opera Studio, and later he was part of the Junge Oper  at Staatsoper Stuttgart performing in the World Premiere of Matthias Heep’s Träumer.

He has been part of the ensemble at Landestheater Salzburg performing Bartolo and Figaro in Le nozze di Figaro, Kaspar in Der FreischützAngelotti in ToscaDulcamara in L`elisir d`amore, Leporello in  Don Giovanni, Alidoro in La Cenerentola, Grenvil in  La TraviataDon Alfonso in Così fan tutte and Il Re di Scozia in Haendel`s Ariodante.

Operatic engagements as guest artist include: La bohéme (Colline), Il trovatore (Ferrando), Carmen (Escamillo) and Simon Boccanegra (Pietro) - Budapest State Opera House; Der Freischütz (Kaspar) -  Stadttheater Gießen; La Clemenza di Tito (Publio) - Innsbruck Festival für Alte Musik; Die Zauberflöte - Theatre Vichy; Varo in Handel’s Ezio - Schwetzinger Festspiele; Lord Sidney in Il Viaggio a Reims - Rossini Opera Festival in Pesaro; Antinoo in Il ritorno d`Ulisse in patria - DNO in Oslo. In 2012 he made his debut in the USA as Sprecher Die Zauberflöte at Crested Butte Music Festival in Colorado. Concert work includes Bach Christmas Oratorio with Collegium Iuvenum Stuttgart (Friedemann Keck), and St. John Passion at Chiemsee Festival (Enoch zu Guttenberg).